Summer Nights

June 8, 2016

Now that summer is upon us I have been checking out all the outdoor goodies! There are so many great affordable pieces to make any outdoor space fabulous and don't get me started on all the decor and dining fun finds!!! I love being outdoors in the summer and the bright colors and fun patterns are just too much!  . . . check out some of these!

I am loving the clean lines of this Priano set from World Market; reminds me of West Elm and Restoration Hardware sets (here



I also love the simplicity of this pool lounger (here


Target have got some great newer modern patio sets in and I love the look of these chairs and that sleek black table (here)


I am thinking of picking up a few of these rattan poufs for outside (only $30!) - they are pretty large and make for some great extra seating (here)








And what about these inexpensive plant stands!!! a few of these outside (or inside) would look great with some succulents or aloe plants (here)


A few of these outdoor tassel throw blankets would be great for cool summer nights (here) - on sale right now ($24)

Love these melamine serving dishes that look like real wood (here)






Great set of fringed placemats for alfresco nights (here)



I am a sucker for stripes so of course I fell for these seersucker striped linen napkins (comes in two different colors schemes) - here


What will you be adding to your outdoor space this summer?

Go bananas!

May 25, 2016

I fell in love with the banana-leaf print HARD when I first saw it! It adds so much color and brightness to any room it is in.  I have used it in numerous spots around my home (throw pillows, bench cushions, etc) and in some friends home projects I have done.  

And the best part is that it goes with almost everything and can be used anywhere!! Blues, patterns, pinks, outdoor furniture, kitchen accents . . . you name it, it can be mixed in!

Look at some of these fabulous uses . . . from small accents to full-blown banana-leaf rooms! 

One of my favorite uses for it is outdoors! Reminds me of the 
iconic Beverly Hills Hotel and vacation-vibes
I love the statement that it makes in a small space like a powder room or laundry room!! Would make doing laundry a whole lot more fun!


These art prints are inexpensive and give any room an instant pick-me-up


Easy way to add a "wow" factor to a pretty neutral bedroom palette! 


 Napkins! I love how easy this is to brighten up any summer or spring table setting! I may have to make some of these for myself!

And holy-bananas how amazing is this TV room!!!

I thought I would share a few pieces that you could buy to incorporate this wonderful pattern into your home  . . . . I am in love with this candle . . .  I have already ordered two!


(here)

Large scale prints are a fantastic and relatively inexpensive way to cover a large wall space in an office or living room or do a small print in a bathroom or entryway.

(here)


 (here)

Throw pillows are a fabulous way to add the color and wow factor without the full-room commitment

(here)

Or how about a little bit of leaf in your purse!
(here)


This post was inspired by Laurel and Wolf as part of their trend forecast project. If you haven't heard of them, they offer fabulous online interior design services at affordable prices.  Take a minute and check out their portfolio and designers here.  

And they have graciously offered my readers 50% off their classic design package using code MEMDAY!!! Awesome right?

You will also want to check out their blog once in a while; they always have fantastic posts here.

Prime Beauty

May 6, 2016

I left of a few of my favorite Amazon beauty/health finds out of last weeks Amazon post because I thought I would do a post on just those items.

I can't say enough about this stuff (here).  Magnesium is a necessity for your body and is responsible for hundreds of chemical reactions in our bodies.  It lowers blood pressure, lowers the risk of getting diabetes, it helps with muscle and nerve function, steadies your heart rate, assists in immune system function and works in bone health.  And in women it lowers premenstrual symptoms and osteoporosis risk.  

 


I have become addicted to my TONGUE SCRAPER!  Tongue scraping, is an an oral hygiene practice that removes bacteria, food debris, fungi, toxins, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. 

 This set is awesome (here)


I am completely obsessed and in love with this fantastic sunscreen oil (spf 50) . . . It smells beautiful, feels amazing and gets absorbed into your skin quickly.  It does not make your face feel oily just wonderfully silky!  I love the Supergoop product line for sunscreen!
 
 (here)


Another thing I have added to my skincare regimen is this Brightening Vitamin C serum!!! It too smells wonderful and I have been getting so many compliments since I started using it about how glowy my skin look!
 (here)

Rug Heaven

May 2, 2016

I have always loved Rugs USA but I have not been on their site recently but I'm working on a fun project and was looking for some fun bright rugs and WOW Rugs USA have so many good new ones!!! and the prices are amazing!

Love these colors (here)

This comes in 3 other fab colorways too (here)





Pop of Color

April 18, 2016

I always get excited to design a mood board especially when I have an awesome starting point so imagine how stoked I was when Chairish contacted me again to do a style board around any of their vintage barstools - my choice!!!  The hard part was choosing a set of barstools . . . Chairish has so many amazing vintage stools (see here)

But when they said to create my ideal "woman cave" or "diva den" these two gorgeous Pierre Cardin Attributed barstools just screamed to my inner diva!!! (here

I styled my Diva Den a little mid-century, a little 70's,  with a slight 2016 twist.  I wanted it to be a place that I would love to throw my shoes off, toss my hair back, talk & laugh with my girlfriends until the wee hours of the morning sipping some bubbly.

What do you think? Wanna come pour yourself some champagne?





Check out the rest of their bar-stool collection (here) there are so many to choose from!


Its a kids summer!

April 4, 2016

I am in love with Old Navy's kids swim selection this year.  So many cute options, colors, and prints!  They have tons of one-pieces and bikinis but since my girls are only 4 and 7 they don't wear bikinis yet!   Call me a prude but I just don't see any reason for little girls to be in a bikini - it really weirds me out. 

Take a look at some of the cute stuff and the best part is that it is so affordable!



and since I only have girls I never look at the boy stuff but I totally fell for their cute board shorts and rash guards!!!





Exciting stuff

March 28, 2016

I have been working on a front porch mood-board for a friend of mine and I thought I would share! 

Her house is a beautiful classic New England style home - white with black shutters - one of my favorite home looks!  To keep with the classic look but add some color and fun we decided to go with black & white cabana stripes, banana leaf pillows and some great planters.  She is full-of-life and a young fun mum with 2 beautiful baby girls so I want her home to be an extension of her beautiful personality!

The front porch is a long narrow space; there are not many pieces of furniture that will fit so we are going to be using pieces that she already has that fit the space perfectly . . . just going to spray them black with outdoor furniture spray paint!  

We are having pillows and seat cushions made in black & white cabana outdoor fabric and getting the banana leaf outdoor throw pillows from Etsy.  This is going to look great - can't wait to show before and after photos!